Kohli got angry on the stump mic, Gambhir targeted the captain of Team India, said a big thing

Kohli got angry on the stump mic, Gambhir targeted the captain of Team India, said a big thing

 Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Thursday slammed India Test captain Virat Kohli for his reaction to the controversial DRS decision during the ongoing third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. The former Indian opener said that Kohli's reaction shows immaturity. South Africa captain Dean Elgar took a review against LBW in the fourth innings of the Cape Town Test and survived. The incident happened in the 21st over of the innings, which was bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin. Kohli, Ashwin and KL Rahul were so unhappy with the decision that they vented anger on the stump mic.  

In a conversation with Star Sports, Gambhir said, 'It is really bad. The way Kohli reacted to the stump mic really showed his immaturity. You don't expect this from an international captain from an Indian captain. The technology is not in your hands. You should have reacted like this when there was an appeal for a cut behind on the leg-side. Nor did Dean Elgar react that way. Mayank Agarwal looked out during the appeal, but Elgar didn't react that way.

Gambhir further said that he expects head coach Rahul Dravid to talk about his antics with Kohli on Thursday. He said, 'You cannot be a role model by reacting like this. No young cricketer would want to see this kind of reaction, especially from the Indian captain. Whatever the outcome of a Test match, you don't expect that from a Test captain who has led the team for so long. I hope Rahul Dravid will talk to him about it because the kind of captain Dravid was, he would never react like this. 

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'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

 There is no doubt that if Virat Kohli wanted, he could have captained the Indian Test team for some time, but perhaps worried about his batting, Kohli decided to leave the captaincy. Now Virat Kohli will be able to perform better for the Indian team as a batsman without any pressure. Remind you that former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also left the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2000 because it affected his batting and then he continued to play for India for 13 years. 

After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI and its officials wished him all the best for his future ahead and appreciated what he has done for the country as a captain. At the same time, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to leave the captaincy of the Test team. He said that he could have captained the Indian Test team for two-three years now. Dhumal was quoted by News18 as saying that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to step down from the captaincy either from the BCCI side or the selectors. It is completely his decision which we respect, but if he wanted, he could have taken the team further as Test captain for two-three years. 

Let us tell you that after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had announced to step down as the captain of the Test team through social media on Saturday. In his post, he thanked the BCCI and said that he would be grateful for the opportunity he got to lead the country. At the same time, he also thanked former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and in the last expressed his gratitude to MS Dhoni, saying that Mahi had reposed faith in his captaincy. 

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